Bryce Dallas Howard is teaming up with RatPac Entertainment for the adaptation of THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE by Melanie Benjamin. The series tells the story of the star-crossed friendship between Truman Capote and socialite/style icon Babe Paley.
Howard has been cast as Paley, who was married to CBS founder William Paley. She brings Capote into Manhattan’s elite, leading to the ultimate betrayal of Babe and the other Swans in her circle.
Howard will star and produce through her Nine Muses Entertainment banner. Brett Ratner and John Cheng will produce for RatPac.
Howard starred in last year’s Jurassic World and will next be seen in Disney’s live action remake of the classic Pete’s Dragon. She recently wrapped production on Netflix’s series Black Mirror.
Jodie Comer has won the title role in THE WHITE PRINCESS, the sequel to Starz’s miniseries The White Queen. White Princess follows Philippa Gregory’s novels Cousins’ War, chronicling the long-running War of the Roses. Comer is Princess Elizabeth as she faces a conflict of loyalties between the red rose and the white. Forced into a marriage with Henry VII, she must reconcile her slowly growing love for him with her loyalty to the House Of York.
THE EXPANSE has cast Frankie Adams as Bobbie Draper for season two. Set 200 years in the future, the series follows the case of a missing young woman that brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system that will expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. Draper followed in her father’s footsteps, enlisting in the Martian Marine Corps at an early age.
Jackie Earle Haley has booked a regular role in Amazon’s reboot of THE TICK. The series stars Peter Serafinowicz as the titular character, recovering from a memory loss and ends up re-teaming with his sidekick Arthur (Griffin Newman) to fight evil. Haley will play The Terror, a powerful super villain and the leader of the evil league in the comics.
He is repped by Leslie Rice and Gersh,
AMERICAN GODS has cast Jonathan Tucker and Crispin Glover. The series is an adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name. The series follows a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity, and drugs. Tucker will play Low Key Lyesmith while Glover has been set as Mr. World.
Clara Ruggard has landed the role of Juliet in STILL STAR-CROSSED from ABC Studios and Shondaland. Set in 16th century Verona and picks up where Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet leaves off. The story centers on Rosaline, a gorgeous, intelligent and headstrong Capulet and Juliet’s cousin who is ordered to marry Benvolio, a Montague.
THE CATCH has tapped Lesley Nicol for a substantial recurring role, though details of how she fits into the cast are being kept under wraps. The series centers on Alice Vaughan, a strong-willed forensics accountant who will stop at nothing to get to the truth.
Adam Long has joined Hulu’s WHEN THE STREET LIGHTS GO ON as a series regular. The series is a coming-of-age thriller about a sleepy suburban town that is rocked by a brutal murder of a high school girl and her teacher in the summer of 1983. Long is set as Casper Tatum, a popular suspect in the murder.
Long is repped by Curtis Brown Group.
He is repped by Defining Artists and Bob McGowan.
EYEWITNESS has booked Amanda Brugel in a recurring role. The series explores a grisly crime from the point of view of the eyewitnesses. Brugel is set as Sita, a feisty biker with a newborn baby and impulse-control issues.
Brugel is repped by Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Parent Management in Canada.
Diane Farr and Ethan Suplee have been tapped for roles in Hulu’s CHANCE. The project stars Hugh Laurie as a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist who reluctantly gets sucked into a violent and dangerous world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness. Farr is set as Christina, Chance’s ex-wife. Suplee will play D, a powerfully built, tattooed man of few words.
Emily J | Staff Writer